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north as latitude 820 45', or within seven and a tions, those who fail of securing a place among the quarter degrees of the Pole." The work will be first hundred being placed upon the list of the next printed in the best style of the Riverside Press, issue. The membership of the club, we believe, is and embellished with illustrations, charts, vig- not known. It may be communicated with through Dettes, &c.

Messrs. J. M. Bradstreet & Son, of New York, and Mr. George D. Prentice.—The fugitive poetical John Penington & Son, of Philadelphia. pieces of this well-known poetical editor (of the MR. JAMES Partox.–The racy articles lately con“ Louisville Journal”) are to appear, at last, in book- tributed to the “ North American Review," by Mr. form. Some of them possess very high merit. Parton, are to be collected in a volume to be en

EXTRAVAGANT Price of Paper. Few who are not titled “Famous Americans of Recent Times.” directly interested in the matter are aware how

Mrs. E. D. E. N. SouTuwORTH.—This well-known grave a tax is inflicted upon all whose business American novelist is now publishing a new serial lies in newspapers or books by the extravagant story, called “Wivning her Way,” in “ The Guide," price of paper. More than double the prices which an illustrated London weekly, sold at one cent per ruled before the war are now obtained for the vari- number. ous grades, and the fall of values in other articles MR. Hepworth Dixon.-This gentleman's “New has affected this one but in a slight degree. We America” has not yet reached this country, and are assured by dealers that this is chiefly due to the probably has been delayed by the necessity of scarcity of rags; but rags are sufficiently abundant good light to produce the photographs with which in Europe, and are among the very few things which it will be illustrated. pay no duty. On the other hand, the duty on

" Griffith GAUNT."- Mr. Charles Reade states, paper is practically a prohibitory one, and, although in a published letter, that he was indebted to the a better quality can be bought in London for four- “ Picardière · Case, in the causes celebres, for the pence sterling the pound than here costs twenty main incidents of '“ Griffith Gaunt.” Mr. Reade, cents, it appears that it cannot profitably be im- who is Doctor of Civil Law, and son of the late John ported. Thus, while the national revenue is not in Reade, of Ipsden House, county of Oxford, was born the least assisted, those who make and those who in 1814, and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, buy newspapers or books are subjected to a heavy where he graduated B. A. in 1835. He is Fellow burden which only enriches the manufacturers. A of his College, which may yield him $2000 a year. large number of new paper-mills are immediately, He was called to the bar in 1843, but does not apas might be expected, to go into operation, which pear to have practised in the courts. He first bemay bring down prices to some extent through came known as a man of letters by his share (with competition, but this relief will be an inadequate Mr. T. Taylor) in the anthorship of the comedy of one. Besides, it will give strength to the cry which Masks and Faces,'' and buy two tales—". Peg Wofwill directly be raised, not to interfere with the ta- fington ” and “Christie Johnson.” In 1856, his riff in this respect because of the injury to an ex-novel, “ Never Too Late to Mend,” placed him high tensive manufacturing interest. We earnestly hope among the popular writers of the day. that Congress may be induced to give this subject earnest and candid attention. American literature

Tue GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. It is said that an is now pressed down by a most unjust and impolitic organic change will speedily be made in this, the burden which does not relieve the national exche oldest of English periodicals, for it was established quer, and does improperly aggrandize a very few by Edward Cave, as far back as the year 1731. The persons. Our book-trade has been affected to an

reports of proceedings of learned societies are to be almost fatal degree, and the number of English discontinued, to make room for an historical novel. publications in the market is a tangible measure of LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC Longevity. - The Duc it. We cannot afford, if we are to have any national de Broglie, M. Guizot, MM. Viennet, Lebrun, De literature at all, to crush out its vitality by such Pongerville, and Villemain, senior members of the meaningless and onerous impositions. All other French Academy, are all above eighty years of age. branches of industry are now looking forward to The three eldest members of the Royal Society of relief after the dark and troublous past, and most England are Lord Brougham, born in September, others may look forward with hope ; but nearly all 1778; Sir Henry Ellis, late Librarian of the British those connected with publishing are as badly off as Museum, born in 1777; and Mr. William Lawrence, in the worst days of the war. We protest against late President of the Royal College of Surgeons, a discriminative injustice which reacts most disas born in 1783.—Lord Brougham is the oldest memtrously upon education and general intelligence, ber of the National Institute of France. and we earnestly entreat that Congress may be LITERATURE IN INDIA.—In a recent public lecwise enough to speedily adopt a simple and obvious ture, at the Bibliothèqne Impériale, M. Garcin de method of relief-Round Table.

Tassy gave the preference to the Oordoo dialect TuB AGATHYNAX is to be added to the list of New over the Hindoo, because it is the representative of York book clubs. Its intention is to print, at as Islamism, which recognizes but one God, while moderate cost as possible, and in limited editions- Hindee represents the polytheist doctrines of the one hundred and twenty copies each, of which but Hindoos. He said that there is in India the same one lundred will be for sale—both original works tendency to bring the language back to the pure and reprints of rare, curious, and old American, Hindee standard as there is in Greece to revive the English, French, and Latin books. These are to be language of Xenophon. He also states that the issued from the Bradstreet press; and in the case universities of Calcutta, Madras, and Bombay conof old books, head and tail-pieces, initial letters, tinue to prosper, and that the Oriental University and cuts, the reprints will be fac-similes. The first of Laliore, founded by the natives themselves, issue will be made next month, being a reprint of a promises success under Dr. Leitner's management. satirical work of the last century entitled “Advice Its object is chiefly to revive the taste for ancient to the Officers of the British Army," with notes and Hindoo and Mussulman literature, and to introduce an introduction, and with a wood-cut in fac-simile a new kind bearing as strong an analogy to Euroof the original representing General Burgoyne, Sir pean literature as is compatible with Asiatic ideas. Harry Clinton, and Lord Cornwallis. Subscribers Two principal colleges are to be connected with this will secure attention in the order of their applica- I university,-one at Lahore and the other at Delhi,

FEB. 1, 1867.

each having a principal or director, and six pro Byron.—The anniversary of Lord Byron's birthi. fessors.

day was the 22d of January. He was born in 1788, Statistics of British Publishing in 1866.-" The and would have been 79 years old last week, had Bookseller” (London) states that for the year 1866, he been spared. He died, not quite three months the following are the facts of British publishing : over 36, on the 19th April, 1824. It is stated, in a There appeared 4204 new books and new editions : London journal, that Mr. Murray, the publisher, Religious books and pamphlets, 849 ; biographical possesses all the manuscript of Byron's poems, and and historical, 194 ; medical and surgical, 160; that among the noble poet's pa pers are fragments poetry and the drama, 232; novels, 390; minor fic- of a fifth cauto of “Childe Harold,"' containing. tion and children's books, 544 ; travels, topography, amongst other things, a description of an eruption of and geography, 195 ; annuals and serials (volunes Stromboli, which he saw in his last voyage to Greece. only), 225 ; agriculture, horticulture, &c., 64; It is also said that he left, in Mr. Murray's hands, a English philology and education, 196; European plan of the continuation of “Don Juan.That he and classical philology and translation, 161; law, verbally communicated to Washington Irving, when 84; naval, military, and engineering, 39; science, they met in Italy, and Irving published it, nearly natural history, &c., 147; trade and commerce, 79: thirty years ago, in “ The Knickerbocker.” politics and questions of the day, 167; illustrated LiteraTURE IN Russia.—There is a Publishers' works, 85; art, architecture, &c., 34; miscellane- Circular (the “Knizhvuiy Viestnik," a book in. ous, not classified, 359—total, 4204.

telligencer), which has just given a curious table CHARLES LAMB.—The subscription list, com- of the nuruber of volumes published at different menced by Mr. Moxon, the London publisher, who places in Russia in the years 1863 and 1864. The married Lamb's adopted daughter, is so rapidly grand total is 1,652 in 1863, and 1,836 volumes in filling, that in a few months it will be sufficient to the following year. In the essays of the Russian pay for the erection of a handsome monument over critic Druzhenin, which are now being reprinteil the remains of “ Elia,” in the churchyard of Ed- in a collected form, like those of Jeffrey and Mamonton, near London.

caulay, the fifth volume contains articles on Carrer LORD Bacon.—The British government have be

Bell's “ Villette," on Thackeray's “ Newcomes," ou

Wilkie Collins's “No Name," on Lawrence's * Bar. come possessed of five letters written, in 1620-21, to King Christian IV. of Denmark, by Francis Bacon, Eliot's " Romola,” ou Dr. Russell

, the

ren Honor," on Trollope's “ Orley Farm," on George Baron Verulam and Viscount St. Albans.

• Times" date is just before the heavy charges agaiust him correspondent, and a host of other subjects of for malfeasance in office as Lord Chancellor were

English interest. preferred against him. King Christian, to whom

Charles Dickens.—This very successful author these letters were addressed, was brother of Anne is stated to have sold 250,000 copies of “Mngby of Denmark, wife of James I. and mother of Charles Junction” within three weeks of its first publica1. The Danish government presented these auto- tion, and now announces public readings of the graphs to Sir Charles Murray, the British minister

“ Barbox” chapters, and the revelations about railat Copenhagen, who sent them to Lord Stanley, the way refreshment stations, by “ The Boy at Mugby.” present Foreign Secretary of England. From him

OXFORD CHAIR OF POETRY.-In May, Mr. Matthew they will doubtless pass into the British Museum. | Arnold, M. A., will resign the Professorship of

German LITERATURE IN 1866.-The London “Re- Poetry in the University of Oxford to which he view” says: “The statement that the literary was elected in 1857. Ainong its occupants have activity of Germany has, during the past year, re- been Dean Milman and the Rev. John Keble. ceived a great check, will, we presume, not require Among the candidates is John Ruskin, who has a long explanation. The whole of Germany was written a great deal of poetic prose, and Sir Francis deeply agitated—more deeply, perhaps, than it has Hastings Charles Doyle, Baronet, born in 1870, ever been since the disastrous times of the Thirty barrister-at-law, and Receiver-General of the Cus. Years' War. Our readers must, nevertheless, not toms, London, with £1200 per annum salary, since imagine that the number of publications was con- 1846. Sir Francis, who was first class in classies, siderably smaller than in preceding years. Some- at Oxford in 1832, has written two or three volumes how or other, the Vierteljahrs-Catalog' always of poetry. Mr. Ruskin, born in 1819, is the wellswells to about its usual size, just as the columns known art-critic, and a man of private fortune. of the daily newspapers are always filled up, Boccaccio OPERATIZED!—M. Gounod, the musical whether there be any news or not.

There were

composer, has added “La Colombe," a new opera, also published last year many works of great literary to the repertoire of the Opéra Comique at Paris. value in Germany; but for the most part they give , It is founded on Boccaccio's pretty story of the poor the impression of being 'isolated' publications, and lover (doubly poor), who, when his rich mistress, they cannot be easily grouped together as represent- self-invited, went to dine with him, cooked his pel ing any systems or schools. The want of unity falcon and served it up as her repast-for which she was, however, in one branch, at least, not percepti- gave him her hand and wealth. ble. We mean the political department of German literature. In purely literary matters there was no

Dr. CAALMERS.—Dean Ramsay, of Edinborgli

author of “Reminiscences of Scottish Life and active co-operation among the writers of Germany; but with regard to polities the parties were strictly Character,” has written “ Thomas Chalmers, D.D., defined, and this circumstance impressed upon ait a Biographical Notice," price one shilling. works bearing in any way on the reorganization of

Byron.—Mr. Murray, of London, has just published Germany a certain characteristic stamp. This re a new edition of Byron's poems, revised and cormarkable fact followed in natural development the rected from the original manuscripts. It is said manifest yearning in Germany for union and free-that portions of a Fifth Canto of “Childe Harold" dom, a feeling which runs through nearly the whole are in Mr. Murray's possession, as well as about current literature of all the German States. In the half of the Seventeenth Canto of “Don Juan." course of last year, this feeling assumed a tangible Richard Cobdex.-All the pamphlets and other form, and it is only natural that the consequences political writings of the late Mr. Cobden, which should be traceable in the recent literary produc- have long been out of print, are now about being tions of Germany."

republished in one volume.

FEB. 1, 1867.

PUBLISHING Activity.-In November, 1866, over life; and a volume relating his tour to the Isle of 500 new books and new editions were published in Skye. When he was closing his career, he was England.

advertised to edit Burns' Poems. Twelve years beLORD MACAULAY. - In the immediate neighborhood fore, he had lectured on “Burns as a National Poet." of his grave, and near to Addison's statue, in Poets' Professor Aytoun's satirical poem “Firmilian, a Corner, Westminster Abbey, a bust of Lord Ma- Spasmodic Tragedy," was written in pleasant railcaulay has been placed by Lady Trevelyan, his lery of Alexander Smith's “ Life Drama.” only sister. It stands upon a handsome bracket,

On Thursday, January 20th, on which day he designed by Mr. Scott, the architect.

completed his 60th year, NATHANIEL PARKER WILLIS Copyright in France. -The law has been recently and graduated at Yale College at the age of twenty,

died. He was born, in 1807, in Portland, Maine, altered, so as to extend the rights of heirs to fifty having “fleshed his maiden pen” three years earlier years after the author's death.

as a contributor in prose and verse to magazines and newspapers.

For a time he edited books for OBITUARY.

Mr. S. G. Goodrich, but finally began the “ AmeriThe death of Mr. William Kidd, a popular English can Monthly Magazine," which, three years later, author of books more particularly intended for was merged in the “New York Mirror," the editors young people, is announced in the English papers. of which for many years after were Messrs. N. P. His books related to a variety of subjects connected Willis, George P. Morris, and Theodore S. Fay. with natural history, but “ domestic pets" was his Desiring to travel, he went abroad, nominally as favorite theme, and he was most successful in its attaché to the U. S. Legation at Paris, and the retreatment. Mr. Kidd was 64 years of age.

sult of his foreign observation and experience, Mrs. Ann GILBERT, the last but one of “The thrown into the easy form letters, appeared in Taylors of Orger,” died, at Nottingham (England), the “New York Mirror” as “Pencillings by the on December 20th. Best known as Ann Taylor of Way.” They were gracefully written-too much Orger, she was the daughter of an English clergy. en couleur de rose, perhaps, and rather too commuman whose wife wrote popular books in the last picative personally, but were and are extremely century. Charles Taylor, her uncle, edited “Cal- pleasant reading. He was blamed in England for met.” Her elder brother, Isaac, was author of having told too much of what he saw and heard, “ The Natural History of Enthusiasm ;” and her but the accuracy of what he wrote was not imsecond brother, Jeffrey, wrote, among other works, pugned. After various other literary performances “The Apostolic Age in Britain.” In conjunction in poetry, prose, fiction, dramatic writing, criticism, with her sister Jane, she wrote a well-known volume, and journalism, he rejoined his old friend, Mr. “Original Poems for Infant Minds.” The well-known George P. Morris, in 1846, in establishing the household poem, “My Mother," was also written by “ Home Journal," a family paper which has always Ann Taylor, who married the Rev. Joseph Gilbert, been popular; and for many years past his authoralso an author, in 1813. Two of her sons are dis- ship was almost wholly limited to agreeable editinguished men of letters, and her nephew, the Rev. torials in that weekly. Some of his poetry is of the Isaac Taylor, has written “Words and Phrases.” highest merit; his sacred poems are particularly. Mrs. Gilbert had reached the advanced age of 85. good. Mr. Willis, for the last thirty years, has been

Dr. Joseph ROBERTSON, a Scottish antiquarian, one of the most popular authors and journalists in died at Edinburgh, on December 13th, aged 56. Å the United States. He will be best remembered, native of Aberdeen, and a lawyer, he became news- perhaps, by his “Pencillings by the Way.” To paper editor, but without many qualifications for young authors he was always very kind, and has that profession. His tastes were antiquarian, and materially aided in founding the reputation of many for the last thirteen years he was in an official po- authors who are highly thought of now. Mr. Willis' sition (Curator of the Historical Department of the health, which had somewhat failed from the beginRegister Office, at Edinburgh), which enabled him ning of the year, greatly declined since the close of to indulge them. He edited several volumes for last autumn. the Spalding, Maitland, and Bannatyne Clubs. He

PERIODICALS. was well acquainted with the literature and history of the northeastern coast of Scotland.

The Atlantic Monthly. February. Near Edinburgh, on the 5th January, died ALEX The Guardian Angel: Part II. (O. W. Holmes). — ANDER SMITH, the Scottis la poet, who had completed Mona (Alice Carey).-Characteristics of Elizabethan his 36th year on December 30th, 1866. He was the Literature (E. P. Whipple).—George Bedillion's son of a designer of patterns for the Glasgow manu- Knight: Part I. (Mrs. R. H. Davis). —Comic Jourfacturers, and had the same occupation for some

palism (C. D. Shanly).—Elizabeth's Chamber.years after his plain education was completed. In Katharine Morne: Part IV. (Miss Palfrey).- A Drift1852 portions of “A Life Drama," written by him, Wood Fire (T. W. Higginson).—Real Estate (J. T. appeared in the “ London Critic, and were so well Trowbridge).-How Mr. Frye Would Have Preached received that he found a publisher for the whole It (Author of a Man Without a Country):-Glacial poem in the following year. It obtained great popu- Phenomena in Maine (Prof. Agassiz). — Forza Maglarity, and was immediately republished with equal giore (J. D. Howells).— The Guerdon (T. B. Aldrich). success, by Ticknor & Fields, in this country, who

-Recollections of John Vanderlyn (Bishop Kip).gave him a liberal portion of the profits. In 1854, The Republican Alliance (J. Mazzini).— The Standhe was placed in comfortable circumstances by be- point of the Boarding House (J. D. Howard).-Reing appointed Secretary of the University of Edin- views and Literary Notices. Boston: Ticknor & bargh, with a salary of £300 a year. In 1855, in

Fields. conjunction with another poet, he produced a series Hours at Home. February. of “Sonnets on the (Crimean) War.” In 1857, ap Moral Uses of Dark Things: No. I.-Night and peared a volume of "City Poems,” and in 1861, an Sleep (H. Bushnell, D. D.).—Marcella of Rome: historical poem, in the manner of Tennyson's continued (Francis Eastwood).- De Rebus Ruris : ** Idyls of the King,” called “Edwin of Deira." Lat- | No. VI.-Laying Out of Grounds (D. G. Mitchell).terly he had taken to writing prose, his works being The Emigrant's Wife.--Representative Cities : No. * Dreamthorpe," a charming volume of rural essays; I. ; Damascus (Prof. W. s. Tyler).—Painting and “ Alfred Haggart's Household,” a tale of Scottish Painters in Italy (Prof. E. A. Lawrence). — Persia

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Unveiled (Prof. Wm. Welles). --Storm-cliff : Chaps. | The American Journal of the Medical Sciences. Jan. 11., 111., IV. (Mrs. S. J. Pritchard).-St. Chrysostom Observations on Wounds of the Internal Jngular (P. Schaff, D. D.).—John Wesley's Sermon (W. J. Vein, and their Treatment, with Special Reference Paulding).-Present Aspects of the Papacy (Prof. G. to the Safety of the Ligature ; embracing a StatisP. Fisher).—What I Saw at the Battle of Kissingen tical Account of Eighty-six Cases, with some Re(John D. Sherwood).-Researches of a Fogy: No: marks upon the General Applicability of Ligation II. - The Story of a Copper (W. J. Paulding). as a Venous Hæmostatic Agent (S. W. Gross, M.D.). Short Sermons to Sunday-School Teachers : No. X. -On Internal Aneurism, and its Relation to Sudden (Rev. C. S. Robinson). - The Modern Samaritans.- Death, with an Account of Ten Cases in which the Books of the Month. New York : Scribner & Co, Existence of that Disease was not suspected prior The Galaxy, January 15.

to the Death of the Subject, from Rupture of the Tristan : Part II. (Edward Spencer).–Nix (Mary Sac; to which is appended a Practical Diseassion E. Atkinson).-Savonarola : Part 11. (Anna č. concerning the Diagnosis and Treatment of Aortic Ritchie).—Traditions of the Blackfeet (J. M. Brown). Aneurism (John A. Lidell, M. D.)– Trichiniasis -The Claverings : Chaps. XXXVIII., xxxix. (Á. (John D. Jackson, M.D.)—On Retrogressive Motions Trollope). Alms at the Beautiful Gate (H: H.). - in Birds, produced by the Application of Cold to the Imperial France (G. M. Towle).—The London Clubs Cervical Spine; with Remarks on the use of the (W. W. Reade). --Shapes of a Soul (Sarah M. B. Agent as an Aid in Physiological Iuvestigations (s. Piatt).-The Poor Capitalists (Marie Howland).- Weir Mitchell, M. D.).—On the Detection and Mea. Advertising (G. Wakeman).- The House Opposite surement of Astigmatism (John Green, M. D.).(Maria L. Pool).–Nebula (The Editor).

New New Method of Employing Heat as a Resuscitating York: W. C. & F. P. Church.

Agent (Joseph G. Richardson, M.D.).—The Perman

ganate of Potash in the Treatment of Carbunele The Galaxy, February 1. Tristan : Part III. (E. Spencer).- George Sand (E. in Epilepsy (Horace Y. Evans, M. D.). -On some of

(Thad. L. Leavitt, M. D.).—Broinide of Potassium Benson). -The Negro in Blue (J. F. Fitts): Fen- the Causes which render the Air in Śnrgical Wards wick (E. B. Seabrook).—Horseflesh as Food (Pierre impure, with a Description of a Portable Ward IpBlot).—The Clavering3: Chaps. XL., XLI. (A. Trollope). On the Stairs (E. R. Johnson): -Our Taxes. Materials used in Dressing Wounds (Thomas G.

paratus for Supplying Flowing Water, and all the (George A. Potter). — The Parable of Hassan (H. Morton, M. D.). — Case of Aphonia successfully À.).- A Day with the Painters (W. L. Alden).- treated by the Extirpation of a Fibro-Epithelial Another “Pretty Bow of Ribbon” (Caroline Chese. Neoplasm from the Vocal Cords (Ephraim Cutter, bro).- Nebulæ (The Editor). New York: W. C. & M. D.).—Gunshot wound of the Skull; Recovery F. P. Church.

(Benjamin H. Cheney, M. D.). — Transactions of The Contemporary Review. December.

Societies. – Reviews. - Bibliographical Notices.M. Comte and his Disciples on International Quarterly Summary. Philadelphia : Henry C. Lea. Policy (Rev. W. H. Fremantle, M. A.). – Recent The American Journal of Science and Arts. January. Poetry: Second Article (Editor).-Recent Results of Photozincography (Rev. E. Venables, M. A.)

On the Construction of a Normal Map of the Solar Concerning the Theory and Truth of Ritualism Spectrum (Wolcott Gibbs, M. D.).—John Francis (H. F.)- Eton Reform (Rev. W. E. Telf, B. D.). - Encke.--Sketch of the Geology of Northeastern DaLuther's Theology (Dr. F. A. Dorner).-Notes from kota, with a Notice of a Short Visit to the celebrated Rome.-Notices of Books, &c.

Pipestone Quarry (F. V. Hayden).—New Classifica.

tion of Meteorites, with an Enumeration of Meteorie The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review. Jan'y. Species (Charles Upham Shepard).-On the Tertiary

The Culdee Monasteries.—Drs. Hedge and Wool- Formations of Mississippi and Alabama (Eug. W. sey on College Studies and Government.—The Train- Hilgard).—Evidences of the Existence of Ancient ing and Distribution of Missionaries.-Gregory the Local Glaciers in the White Mountain Valleys (A. Theologian.—The Oriental Churches.--Malthusian- s. Packard, Jr.). — Experiments on the Electroism.—The Rejection of Christ by the Jewish Rulers Motive Force and the Resistance of a Galvanic Cirand People. -Short Notices, &c. &c. Philadelphia : cuit (Hermann Haug). - On Colorado Meteorites, Peter Walker.

Russel Gulch Meteoric Iron, and Bear Creek Me The Catholic World. February.

teoric Iron (Prof. J. Lawrence Smith).-On a Ves The Pope and the Revolution (J. H. Newman, Locality of Tetrahedrite, Tennanite, and Naerite, D. D.).— The Source of Labor.—Poem.—The Godfrey

with some Account of the Kellogg Mines of Arkansas Family: continued.-Pardon.-Sea-side Flowers. (Prof. J. Lawrence Smith).-On Recent Soundings -On the Request of the Daughter of Herodias.

in the Gulf Stream (Henry Mitchell).- Observations The Church and Monarchy. Deo Opt. Max.- on the Glacial Drift beneath the Bed of Lake MichiRobert; or the Influence of a Good Mother.-One gan, as seen in the Chicago Tunnel (Professor E. Moment.- Problems of the Age: concluded.—My Andrews):--Shooting Stars in November, 1866 (Fl.

New Ha. Aunt's Work-box.—How My Aunt Pilcher Found A. Newton). --Correspondence, &o. &c. the Catholic Church.-A Portrait of Fra Angelico. ven: Conducted by Professors B. Silliman and Jas.

B. Dana.
--I am the Way.-Christine.-Gevius in a Parisian
Attic.-Syracuse and Ætna.—The First Siege of The New York Medical Journal, January.
Limerick.- New Publications. New York: L.

Original Communications.—The Histological DoeKehoe.

trines of M. Robin (William T. Luck, M. D.).- Votes The American Journal of Education. December. on Fractures of the Upper Extremity (John N.

American Educational Biography.- Public In- Packard, M. D.).-Inflammation of the Carity of struction in the Empire of Austria: continued.- the Tympanum, and its Relation to the Exanthe Public Instruction in the State of California.- Pub- mata (C. D. Pomeroy, M. D.).—The Treatment of lic Instruction in Sweden.—English Language and Fracture of the Lower Jaw by Interdental Splints Literature.— Reformatory Institutions for Girls.- (Thomas Brian Gunning). — The Sphygmograpla Founders and Benefactors of Public Schools.—The (Meredith Clymer, M. D.).- Proceedings of SociePublic Schools of England.—Publio Education in ties.—Reviews and Bibliographical Notices.- Re Italy.--School Architecture.- Educational Associa- ports on the Progress of Medicine.- Varia. Nes tions. Boston: lleury Barnard, LL. D.

York: Ballière & Brothers.

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BOOK NOTICES.

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HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY.

cism, both English and German. The text and the Philip II. of Spain. By Charles Gayarré, with an cominent are placed on opposite pages, and the

introductory letter by George Bancroft. pp. iv., exposition, though condensed, is quite full. It is 366. New York: W.J. Widdleton.

unfortunate, however, that the type is of such Mr. Gayarré's elaborate “History of Louisiana,” in microscopic character, three voluines, is regarded as one of the best of the Walking in the Light. By Daniel Dana Buck, separate State histories which have been produced. D. D. pp. 104. In the present work he develops a kindred subject: The Satisfactory Portion. By Rev. A. C. George. but one which possesses the additional advantage of a personal interest. His mode of treatment is somewhat peculiar. His aim is not to furnish a mere

Poe & Hitchcock, Cincinnati, publish each of narrative, but rather a summary, or, as he ex-of a discourse preached by the author before the

these volumes. The first of them is an expansion presses it in his prefatory note, “ not to present a East Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcominute chronicle in regular narrative of the events pal Church, at Lima, New York, in 1860. The of Philip's reign, but in a certain way a philosophi- theme of the second 'work is, that true Religion, cal retrospect of what was most memorable in Spain during that period as it was shaped by the control- and not the World, is the satisfying portion of the

soul. ling mind at the head of affairs, such a deduction in fact as the modern student must needs draw for William Farel, and the Story of the Swiss Reform. himself after he has exhausted the materials of that

By Rev. William M. Blackburn, author of “ The busy and inportant era." Rather oddly, our author

Rebel Prince,' etc. pp. 357. Philadelphia : begins the volume with a very graphic account of

Presbyterian Board of Publication. the lingering death of the subject of his biography,

The sketch of Farel here presented, though not thus opening the story where chronologically it drawn from any original sources, is both interesting should end. Mr. Gayarré's style is animated and and instructive. He was a prominent actor in the vigorous, his incidents are related with good effect, scenes of the Swiss Reform, and, apart from his his characters are well analyzed and sharply dis- own influence and characteristics, is well worthy crir nated, and the whole work is lifted far above of attention as the intimate friend of Calvin. anything like dulness. It is in every way a volume

MEDICAL which cannot be read without interest. No fiction The Renewal of Life. Lectures chiefly Clinical. By is more wonderful than many of its events. There is a very sparing reference to authorities, and an

Thomas King Chambers, M. D. Second American, index should have been added. Mr. Widdleton has

from the Fourth London Edition. pp. 646. issued the work in excellent style. The paper is of

Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston.

That a second American edition of this work has superior quality, the type is clear and distinct, ren- already been called for, shows that it has been justly dering the page as legible as could be wished.

appreciated by the profession in our country. To Trials of an Inventor. Life and Discoveries of those who have not read it, we earnestly recommend

Charles Goodyear. By Rev. Bradford K. Peirce. its perusal. pp. 224. New York: Carlton & Porter.

The Functions and Disorders of the Reproductive Mr.

odyear was bor at New Haven, in 1800, and died at New York, in 1860. His improvements

Organs in Childhood, Youth, Adult Age, and Adin the manufacture of India rubber have added

vanced Life, considered in their Physiological,

Social, and Moral Relations. By William Acton, much directly and indirectly to the material wealth

M. R. C. S. Second American from the Fourth of the country; and it was fitting and well deserved that this record of his life should be made. There

London Edition. pp. 291. Philadelphia : Lindis much in the volume that is curious and sugges

say & Blakiston. tive, and some of its truth is no less strange than tion. It is well digested and upon a most im

This work has also early passed to a second edifiction.

portaut subject. RELIGIOUS.

SCHOOL BOOKS. Anthropos. By Rev. W. P. Breed, D. D. pp. 120. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication: Ripley's System of Map-Drawing. By E. L. Ripley,

Michigan State Normal School. New York: A. S. The general subject of this little volume is Man ;

Barnes & Co. certainly an extended theme, and not treated here with very great method. We have sixteen chap

The drawing of maps has been introduced quite ters, without much dependence upon each other, and extensively into our schools, but text-books on the written in a religious vein at times quite rhetorical. subject are not as numerous as in other depart

ments of instruction. The system here exhibited The Poetical Books of the Holy Scriptures, with a has for its basis the circle, the adoption of which,

Critical and Explanatory Commentary. By the in the view of the author, leads to simplicity and Rev. A. R. Fausset, A. M., Rector of St. Cuth- uniformity. The prominent and characteristic bert's, York, England, and Rev. B. M. Smith, points in the map have like prominent positions Professor of Oriental Literature and Biblical In- in the circle. Numerous illustrations are given, struction in Union Theological Seminary. Phila- with textual explanations. delphia: James S. Claxton. The Scriptural Books included in this volume are

FICTION Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Solomon's Two Marriages. By the author of " John Halifax, Song. The aim of the authors is to produce a Gentleman,” etc. pp. 301. New York: Harper compendious commentary for Biblical students, & Brothers. Sabbath-school teachers, and the general reader, A new work from Miss Mulock will be welcomed and to embody therein the results of recent criti-I by the large circle of her readers. The presen

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